Delivered in 2000 as H, this 105-metre superyacht returned to Oceanco for a major transformation, which the Dutch yacht builder calls ‘practically unprecedented in its scale and nature’. The yacht was relaunched last week with a completely new superstructure and is now IMO Tier III compliant.

The yachting world has seen commercial vessels converted into superyachts, and heritage yachts being returned to their original glory, but this is the first time a superyacht has been recreated to face the future as a new, contemporary vessel, states Oceanco.

Oceanco’s CEO Marcel Onkenhout comments: ‘To say that this has been a remarkable process is an understatement. The project has called for passion, dedication, and extraordinary craftsmanship, with many involved in her creation now contributing to her recreation, including myself. We are proud to say that we are relaunching a completely new Oceanco.’

Hull 1050H now displays a modern exterior aesthetic, including a completely new superstructure, alongside a fresh interior by Reymond Langton Design.

Oceanco yacht H, side view (by Guillaume Plisson).
Oceanco yacht H, side view (by Guillaume Plisson).


Aside from its physical transformation, the work undertaken brings 1050H into the future with contemporary standards in terms of technology, safety, capability and sustainability. It has an operational profile that is fully compliant with rigorous IMO Tier III standards, not to mention upgrades to its technological capabilities across the board.

Oceanco states: ‘At a time when the yachting industry is increasingly mindful of the impact that newly built vessels have on the planet, it is pertinent to highlight that bringing an existing superyacht’s environmental profile up to date with contemporary standards can have as much, if not more, of a positive impact.’

Reduced timetable

And with delivery windows for new construction projects booked up into the latter part of the decade, the scope of 1050H’s transformation means that it emerges from its launch as an almost completely new yacht. Except in this case, it benefitted from a year’s reduced timetable for completion thanks to the decrease in time spent on engineering and hull construction.

‘It is our ambition that this landmark project will inspire owners of existing yachts to benefit from the gift of time while adding value to their ownership experience as well as the planet. Through this approach, icons have the potential to become the new faces of tomorrow,’ concludes Oceanco Marketing Director Paris Baloumis.

H specifications

  • Length: 105 metres
  • Beam: 14.6 metres
  • Exterior & interior design: Reymond Langton Design
  • Owner’s representative: The A Group

Pictures by Guillaume Plisson.

Oceanco yacht H, bow view
Oceanco yacht H, bow view (by Guillaume Plisson).
Oceanco yacht H, being transported outside from the building hall (by Guillaume Plisson).
Oceanco yacht H, being transported outside from the building hall (by Guillaume Plisson).